The Reykjanes Peninsula

 

 

The Reykjanes Peninsula tour offers an extreme variety of landscapes dotted with fissures, lava fields and geothermal activity. We depart from Reykjavík heading towards the community of Sandgerði, one of the country‘s major fishing points. The tour continues along the coast line through Miðnesheiði moor which rises up from the lowland. We will stop at the stone built church of Hvalneskirkja from the year 1887.

 

The journey proceeds through lava fields onwards to Sandvík where two of the earth‘s tectonic plate split.  At Sandvík you will get the opportunity to walk over a symbolic footbridge which crosses a fissure which  provides clear evidence of the rift between the European and the North American tectonic plates.

 

We head towards the coast for the lighthouse of Reykjanesviti, one of the oldest lighthouses in Iceland. Weather permitting you can  glimpse at the island of Eldey, which rises from ocean, and witness the foamy waves beating up on the dark rocks. Close by is the country‘s largest mud pool, Gunnuhver, which will be our next stop. According to a legend a great ghost nicknamed Gunna caused great disturbance in the area until a priest set a trap for her and she fell into the 300°C hot spring. The area offers unique colours which will not disappoint the photographer.

 

The tour ends at the Blue Lagoon where you have three different options: a visit to the Blue Lagoon, transfer to Keflavík Airport, or return back to Reykjavík. 

 

Transfers from the Blue Lagoon to Reykjavík are available at 12:00, 15:00, 7:15, 19:00 and 21:00

 

Transfers from the Blue Lagoon to Keflavík Airport are available at 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00
 
The Reykjanes Peninsula portion of the tour is 2,5-3 hours in duration, with flexible departures from the Blue Lagoon available.
 
Please note:  Entrance fee to the bathing area is not included in the tour price.

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Quick Facts

Departures:

May 15th - September 15th: Every day 

Pick up from accommodation in Reykjavík at 7:30


Price 2014:
Adults: 9.100 ISK

Children (0-11 years old): free of charge

Youth (12-17 years old): 50% off full price.

 

Duration:
Flexible

 

How to book

This tour can be booked upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels or by sending an e-mail to tours@hostel.is

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